As a landscape historian, Way will research the drawings, papers, photographs and videos of 20th-century American landscape architect A. E. Bye, as well as the work of his contemporaries, John Bracken and Stuart Mertz. This work in the history of landscape architecture focuses on the use of land forms, earth art, and topography as a medium in the design of spaces. The research is part of a larger project on post-industrial landscapes and concepts of thick sections in landscape history. Read more.
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Dr. Way was appointed this year as a Harvard University Senior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Garden and Landscape Studies Program. She will serve as a Senior Fellow from 2012 to 2015. In this position she joins the program in Garden and Landscape Studies that supports advanced scholarship in garden history, landscape architecture, and the study of other culturally- and artistically-significant landscapes around the world from ancient times to the present. The activities of the program include residential fellowships, grants for field research, public lectures and symposia, summer internships for landscape architecture students, and a new series of temporary installations of contemporary art. An active publications program produces symposium proceedings, studies in contemporary landscape design, and occasional monographs.